GWAPA – March 2008 Meeting

March 30th, 2008

Yesterday, GWAPA conducted its March 2008 meeting at Don’s house in Catonsville, MD. In what is becoming a great trend, we had a couple of new members show up, and a record number of current members attend. Don has a 125G aquarium, with a really nice looking fake-rock background built inside. Normally, I don’t care for these kinds of backgrounds much, but this one was one of the most realistic-looking ones I’ve seen.

125G Aquascape

Ghazanfar gave a fantastic, in depth, presentation about the things to consider when setting up an aquascape. He described three types of layouts: concave, mounded, and sloped, with the one below being an example of a sloped layout. Ghazanfar really does have a wealth of knowledge about aquascaping, and I definitely learned a few things from his presentation.

Sloped Aquascape

Afterwards, we brought a few 2.5G aquariums and allowed anyone who wanted to, to try their hand at using Ghazanfar’s aquascaping principles to design a hardscape, and get immediate feedback. It’s fun watching others use similar materials, and come out with hardscape designs that I wouldn’t have thought of myself.

We finished the meeting with a huge auction, containing over 150 items for sale. I came away with another pair of Goo Obo Gudgeons, Cryptocoryne usteriana, Ludwigia peploides, and  Rotala verticillaris. Another fantastic meeting!

4 Responses to “GWAPA – March 2008 Meeting”

  1. Jason Says:

    Every time I come to your site, it makes me wish I weren’t so lazy in taking care of my own tanks. Bugh.

  2. guitarfish Says:

    Jason, I’m glad you enjoy the site! I go through lazy streaks with my tanks too.

  3. Jason Says:

    That’s good to hear. The people on plantedtank.net and especially monsterfishkeepers.com seem to be gods of unwaivering fert schedules.

  4. guitarfish Says:

    Yeah, that’s why I just setup an auto doser. 😉

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